American Diabetes Association Board of Directors; Johns Hopkins HealthCare
Dr. Hill-Briggs is Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, with joint appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (School of Medicine); Health, Behavior and Society (Bloomberg School of Public Health); Acute and Chronic Care (School of Nursing); and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology & Clinical Research. She is Senior Director of Population Health Research and Development for Johns Hopkins HealthCare; Director of Cognition and Behavior, Healthcare and Population Science Core, Diabetes Research Center (DRC); and Co-Leader of the Behavioral, Social, and Systems Science Translational Research Community, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).
A behavioral scientist, Dr. Hill-Briggs conducts NIH, ADA, and PCORI-funded clinical trials of behavioral and health system interventions for self-management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and related conditions. Her research focuses on high risk and challenging populations. She is a recipient of the Nelson Butters Award for Outstanding Research Contributions to Neuropsychology from the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), a Telly Award (the educational video equivalent of Emmy Awards), for her research-developed, physical activity video intervention DECIDE to Move! And, her DECIDE problem-based, diabetes self-management intervention trials have resulted in a commercial DECIDE program.
Dr. Hill-Briggs has been a contributor to clinical practice guideline development, standards of care, and strategic planning. She served on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Interagency Committee on Diabetes Mellitus, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Cognitive Aging, the Epic Brain Trust, and NIH/Society of Behavioral Medicine committee on Psychosocial and Behavioral Data Elements for the Electronic Health Record. Dr. Hill-Briggs serves on the Psychosocial Practice Guidelines Writing Group of the American Diabetes Association, and she chaired the NAN task force on standards of neuropsychological assessment with persons with disabilities. As Director of Diabetes Research for the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative (TTHSI), Dr. Hill-Briggs led production and dissemination of a revision of the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC)/Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) diabetes practice guidelines for the region. Dr. Hill-Briggs has been an expert peer reviewer for several Special Emphasis Panels for the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute on Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). She is a Scientific Advisor for NIH Dissemination and Implementation programs.
Within Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hill-Briggs has made longstanding contributions to health system innovation. She is Founder and Inaugural Program Director (2001 – 2005) of the Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program (now Brain Injury Program), in the Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was Co-Director of Patient Self-Management programming for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Diabetes Redesign (2009 – 2011). From 2010 to the present, she has contributed to Population Health program planning and implementation for JHMI contracts in Bermuda (Argus) and Saudi Arabia (Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare), and she served as Director of Behavioral Science for JHHC prior to being named Sr. Director of Population Health Research and Development in 2014.
National leadership includes American Diabetes Association (ADA) Board of Directors (current), past member, SBM Board of Directors and Chair of Governance, and past Chair, ADA Council on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology. In addition to her professional achievements, Dr. Hill-Briggs has received honors for her volunteer contributions. She is a recipient of the SBM Tracy Orleans Outstanding Service Award, a Fullwood Foundation Valued Hours Award, and was named a Catalyst for Change, ADA Diabetes Forecast Magazine. Dr. Hill-Briggs is the ADA Spokesperson for the 2016 Prediabetes: Know Your Risk national campaign (jointly sponsored by the ADA, CDC, AMA, and Ad Council), and she has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show in this spokesperson role.